Second Hot Isostatic Press from Quintus Technologies Expands Thermal Processing Capacity for Accurate Brazing

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HIP with High Pressure Heat Treatment streamlines heat treatment, shortens lead times, improves product metallurgy

An additional Quintus Hot Isostatic Press with Uniform Rapid Cooling (URC®) will be installed in Accurate Brazing’s newest facility in Greenville, S.C., USA.

Based on overwhelming feedback from the marketplace, we are pleased to be moving forward with our second Hot Isostatic Press from Quintus Technologies.--Steven Francis, President, Accurate Brazing.

Accurate Brazing, a full-service provider of specialized heat treating solutions, added Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) to its thermal processing capabilities earlier this year. “Based on overwhelming feedback from the marketplace, we are pleased to be moving forward with our second Hot Isostatic Press from Quintus Technologies,” says Steven Francis, President of Accurate Brazing.

Both presses are of the model QIH 122 M URC®. They are equipped with the Quintus proprietary uniform rapid cooling (URC) feature, which combines HIP and heat treatment in a single process. This process is called High Pressure Heat Treatment (HPHT), and it streamlines the steps involved in material densification and heat treatment. This innovative approach also enables all processed components to cool uniformly, resulting in minimal thermal distortion and non-uniform grain growth.

“The Quintus technology allows us to shorten lead times, improve product metallurgy, and eliminate some additional outside operations, which is very attractive to our customers,” says Mr. Francis.

Accurate Brazing serves the aerospace and power generation industries, as well as other sectors that demand high quality and short lead times. Many of Accurate Brazing’s customers utilize additive manufacturing (AM).

“The versatility of the Quintus units makes them well suited for our service business model,” says Mr. Francis.

The new QIH 122 M URC® will join the first Quintus press and the rest of the state-of-the-art equipment operating in Accurate Brazing’s newest facility in Greenville, S.C., USA. The company’s AS9100 quality management system and Nadcap accreditation attest to its ability to meet the stringent needs of its customers.

Quintus will install and commission the new press. Accurate Brazing has also joined the Quintus® Care program, which ensures flawless press operation and optimized functionality at a fixed annual cost. Quintus Care also provides access to in-depth technical expertise to support successful customer applications.

Both Quintus presses are configured as Quintus Modularized Solutions, which reduces infrastructure investment and saves space and energy. Both presses offer a work zone of 26.0 inches (660 mm) in diameter and 68.9 inches (1,750 mm) in height. They operate at a maximum temperature of 2,552°F (1,400°C) and a maximum pressure of 30,000 psi (2,070 bar).

“The need for Hot Isostatic Pressing is steadily increasing, and we’re pleased to help Accurate Brazing meet this demand,” says Jan Söderström, CEO of Quintus Technologies. “Quintus Technologies has led the industry in advanced Hot Isostatic Pressing technology for over 60 years, so Accurate Brazing and its customers can rest assured that they are using the best equipment available.”

About Quintus Technologies
Quintus Technologies is the global leader in high pressure technology. The company designs, manufactures, installs, and supports high pressure systems for sheet metal forming and densification of advanced materials. Quintus has delivered over 1,900 systems to customers within industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, and medical implants. The company is headquartered in Västerås, Sweden, with a presence in 45 countries worldwide. For more information, go to http://www.quintustechnologies.com

About Accurate Brazing
Headquartered in Goffstown, N.H., Accurate Brazing and Vacuum Heat Treatment has been creatively solving challenges in complex and detailed heat treating and brazing applications since 1989. It has a long history of serving the needs of aircraft, ground turbine and power generation markets, along with other industries that demand high quality and often operate with aggressive lead times. The company’s original New Hampshire operations have grown to include three additional East Coast locations: two facilities in South Carolina and one in Connecticut. Accurate Brazing is a subsidiary of Aalberts N.V., one of the largest thermal processing companies in the world. Committed to adaptation and innovation with a clear focus on customers, Aalberts employs approximately 16,500 people at more than 150 locations in 50 countries across the globe. Read more about Accurate Brazing: http://www.accuratebrazing.com

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